Der Kongress ist die wichtigste akademische Veranstaltung der Akademie für Soziologie. Kongresse finden in der Regel alle zwei Jahre statt. Im Mittelpunkt der dreitätigen Veranstaltungen steht ein gesellschaftswissenschaftliches Hauptthema, dass durch Vorträge zu weiteren Themen ergänzt wird (open Sessions). Über Hauptthema und Ort des Kongresses entscheidet der Vorstand.

Unsere ersten Kongresse widmeten sich der Frage der Zunahme von sozialer Ungleichheit (München, 2018) und der Digitalisierung der Gesellschaft (Konstanz, 2019). Der dritte Kongress dreht sich um den gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt (Leipzig/Online, 2021).

Registration Now Open

AS Conference website and registration open since July 1st.

Over three days we will discuss new research on social cohesion in connection with the pandemic, social inequality, the climate crisis and other areas of society. In addition, we hear keynote lectures by renowned scientists from sociology, political science and health sciences.

Thanks to our cooperation partners, we can dispense with charging fees. Participation is therefore free of charge. However, prior registration is required. You can find the conference website here.


Cohesive Societies? 2021 AS Conference Online

Contemporary societies face challenges that require a high degree of social cohesion in terms of effectively addressing them. Some argue that societies are characterized by declining social cohesion, while others dispute this diagnosis. Here, sociology, based on rigorous theoretical considerations and empirical analysis, can help to clarify the theoretical mechanisms at work and develop methods to enable a better understanding of the social dynamics that hinder or promote social cohesion or division.

Click here for Call for Papers - deadline May 31st, 2021.

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Growing inequality – divided society? 2018 AS Conference in Munich

Der erste Kongress der Akademie für Soziologie fand vom 4. bis 6. April 2018 zum Thema „Wachsende Ungleichheit – gespaltene Gesellschaft? Aktuelle Beiträge der empirisch-analytischen Soziologie“ in München-Nymphenburg statt. 120 Teilnehmer/innen diskutierten über 60 Vorträge und Posters. Wir danken der Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung für die großzügige Unterstützung.

Einen Medienbericht des DLF finden Sie hier.

Das Programm können Sie hier nachlesen

Digital Societies - 2019 AS Congress

Digitalization is one of the megatrends of our century. The social sciences as well as the public have just begun to study and understand the deep structural changes that come with digitalization. This complex mixture of opportunities and risks in many areas of social life has been subject of our second AS conference located in Konstanz, Sep 25-27, 2019. We are grateful to the University of Konstanz, its Clusters of Excellence „Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour“ and „The Politics of Inequality” as well as the ETH Zürich for generous support.

Rewatch selected talks given by invited speakers on You Tube.

You can find the programme of the conference here.